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View Diary: All That Glitters -- w/Poll (#3 in Series) (21 comments)

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  •  Thought those were bronze.... (none)
    or copper...
    •  It's the tiny stuff you can't see... (none)
      ...inside the plug-in chips.  The super-miniaturized stuff uses gold.

      But that's only a very small percentage of gold use.  South African depends on gold mining, which it does not do by cyanide heap leaching.  And could more than meet the world's need for ICs (integrated circuits) and dental gold, too.  For the practical use value uses, rather than symbolic uses.

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